DAVID ROSMAN: Media helped increase fear of Islam in America

Fanatics used the power of fear to gain the media's attention. Now the media is responsible for providing them with an undeserved platform for their anti-Islamic messages.

Ryan Ferguson asks for rehearing by appeals court

If the Missouri Court of Appeals for the Western District does not rehear Ferguson's appeal, his lawyer asks that the case be sent to the Missouri Supreme Court.

Business is booming for local family-owned salvage yard

Made up almost entirely of mom-and-pop operations, the salvage business is prospering. A-1 Auto Recyclers on East Broadway has been owned by the same family for 30 years, and now a new generation is taking the lead.

VIDEO: Remembering Stafford Hall

Watch a time-lapse video of the destruction of Stafford Hall while listening to former residents speak of their memories of the building.

LETTER: Proposition B, a reasonable measure to protect dogs, won't harm reputable breeders

Proposition B, a measure requiring dog breeders who own more than 10 dogs to follow specific care, feeding and shelter guidelines, will be up for vote in November.

TODAY'S QUESTION: Will you attend the Wednesday forum on campaign spending?

Construction begins on new cancer center in Columbia

A new Ellis Fischel Cancer Center will take up two floors of the complex at University Hospital.

Hearnes inducted into Hall of Famous Missourians

A bronze bust of the former governor will be unveiled at the Capitol on Wednesday when lawmakers gather for their annual veto session.

MU's Gooden developing fast as linebacker

Zavier Gooden is tasked with replacing one of the best linebackers at Missouri in Sean Weatherspoon, but so far Gooden has been integral to the Tigers' success on defense.



Kansas City college dean stabbed before event with Gov. Nixon

The governor had not yet arrived at the event when the Penn Valley Community College dean was stabbed. The dean is reported to be in stable condition.

Missouri tight end Egnew due to break free

Missouri tight end Michael Egnew is second on the team with 16 receptions, but seven of them have gone for 5 yards or less. The Tigers are hoping to see him break some tackles for bigger gains.

Fire destroys trailer home on Kirsten Lane, kills cat

The trailer's owner was not injured. The fire is still under investigation.

Habitat for Humanity, Job Point up for affordable housing grants

After debating the merits of the strategies used by Habitat for Humanity and Job Point, the city's Community Development Commission proposed they each get a share of leftover federal money for affordable housing efforts.

Library board to consider outdoor smoking ban

The Daniel Boone Regional Library is responding to patrons' complaints about smoking on the Columbia library's grounds. Board members Bridget Canaday and David McDonald say they'd support a ban.  

'Bodies' exhibit will open in St. Louis in October

The exhibit can move forward after reaching an agreement with Missouri's attorney general over controversy surrounding the origin of the bodies used in the display.

Missouri woman pleads guilty to knowingly spreading HIV

  The St. Louis woman performed an act of prostitution while infected with the AIDS virus.

Southeast Missouri woman dies in house fire

The combination of smoking in bed while on oxygen may have caused the fire, according to the Bollinger County coroner.

Teen working for Halloween store too convincing

A teenager wearing a mask and wielding a plastic machete caught the attention of the police in Joplin.

Superheroes to gather in Columbia

The Columbia Public Schools Foundation is organizing an attempt to break the world record for most people dress as superheroes in one location at 11 a.m. on Oct. 30 at the Hickman High School football field.

Man who suffered night terrors helped by service dog

For people who suffer from night terrors — which amounts to about 2 percent of the adult population — services dogs can be used as "sleep sentries" who will awaken the sleeper before they begin an episode.